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Geeking

Member Since 21 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 19 2014 09:17 PM

#3445527 Face Masks?

Posted by Geeking on 05 August 2014 - 01:57 AM

why do you feel the need to use the mask if the regimen is doing well? blackheads/oil? I'm just curious. I also am interested in trying a mask here and there but my skin is so sensitive the chances of breaking out are quite big, even w/natural products.




#3443299 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 25 July 2014 - 03:15 AM

breaking out a tiny bit, I think because my period next week and have been a bit lazy with the regimen.
I was doing quite well and kind of forgot about breakouts and now it's like 'ohyeah, right'




#3429646 Post Pill Success

Posted by Geeking on 01 May 2014 - 10:38 PM

I feel ya so much. What's your regimen?




#3428804 Post Pill Success

Posted by Geeking on 26 April 2014 - 07:16 PM

I had pretty bad acne prior to the pill, I was on it 4 years and it just helped me not go back to being severe but still had breakouts. I recently came off it, Early February (closing on 3 months) and so far I'm the same as I was when I was on the pill, though I have basically started the regimen as well. I've read it can take 6 months to a year to see your hormones level out. It's really all a gamble unfortunately. I would recommend having a routine going, or start one before coming off it just to try and prevent any bad breakouts.

Luck wished to you!




#3426154 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 14 April 2014 - 12:23 AM

Accepting it is always good I think, MgX

 

I am feeling better, recovering after a bad breakout last week which was my fault. I'm running out of my topical and don't have a new prescription so I stopped using it all over and only as a spot treatment, well obviously I can't be doing that. As a result I used it twice a day for a few days and my breakout is clearing, I just need to be a bit more sparing. I have a trial size of dan's BP to use after I run out of my prescription at least.




#3417139 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 27 February 2014 - 06:41 PM

Feeling like my skin is the only good thing I have going for me right now!
I have no major actives, I'm quite happy about that, but other aspects of my life (job, money, anxiety!) not so much.

 

We survived February you guys!!




#3416050 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 22 February 2014 - 11:40 PM

when my acne was so bad I hated going to the dentist because of the poor hygienist and dentist having to see it, I know they aren't really looking but it was so obvious. Even now I still get squeamish, though I'm better. If I were you I'd opt out of the makeup (because it can be a mess at the dentist haha) and then maybe try and apply some after, before you go shopping.

 

hope you have no cavities! :D




#3415852 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 21 February 2014 - 11:15 PM

I'm feeling ok giving my circumstances. Going on my 3rd week off the pill and I am definitely breaking out more, but I nip them in the bud [that seems graphic and disturbing to say but I can't think of another phrase!] by nightly using differin which so far is keeping them from, as I like to say, reaching their full potential. The breakouts are concentrated on my chin and around my nose, so basically the middle of my face. I'm glad they're not doing much harm but they are no fun, and at times hurt.

 

Happy weekend, hope everyone has a good one!




#3412677 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 06 February 2014 - 07:23 PM

I'm looking through this post, mainly to see about my reactions and times of stress.
All I could think was, we are some of the strongest people out there to deal with what we deal with. [emphasis on some, since in reality we're lucky in that most of us only have acne to deal with].

 

I realized my worst period, was around when I found out my dad died. I made this thread like 5 days after I found out! saywhat.gif  Plus I was going through other emotional problems. So I think all that stress and depression contributed to my acne worsening to the point it did. If anything it makes me believe my worst acne is over with. eusa_pray.gif

 

Also, in keeping with the thread, I am doing the same, trying to keep up with my topical at night to reduce any upcoming breakouts.

 

PS You are all amazing and beautiful people, whether you think so or not. :)




#3411553 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 31 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

I've been considering coming off bcps for quite a while but right now I am seriously considering it because my blood pressure has been quite high [ever since getting on bcp it has been higher than my normal but now it's insanely high]. I took a good look at my skin in natural light and it looks so much better than it did pre-bcp, my pores are smaller I have like 2 actives and my problem areas are not as bad [granted I am out of school now] - and I thought, if I come off bcp and my acne gets back to how it was I don't think I'd make it, just thinking about it - I almost cried.

 

I feel like I have this internal debate like every few days, I'm tired of it!  Also my gyn is booked until august (!) so I can't even talk to her about it, I can see the other doctor but I don't like her as much, and my presciption is over in april so I really have to think about this soon. Does anyone have any stories about coming off bcp?

 

EDIT this is making me think about all the risks we'd take just to have clear skin, it's sad that acne has such a hold.




#3400953 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 14 December 2013 - 10:55 PM

I'm feeling better. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.




#3397860 Feeling So Depressed Lately It's Hard To Function

Posted by Geeking on 30 November 2013 - 02:40 AM

All you can do is what you feel you are capable of. We can't all put on a brave face everyday, you're human and your feelings about your skin are valid, you're allowed to feel bad, or sad but just realize it's not all that it is to you, and don't let the overwhelming emotion keep you down for too long. It's always good to remember you're not alone.




#3382431 Stopping The Birth Control Pill Log

Posted by Geeking on 13 September 2013 - 09:43 PM

I'm utterly terrified of coming off the pill but part of me really wants to - been about 3-4 years as well. I will definitely keep an eye on this post. Good luck!

You feel your hair loss is from coming off the pill? How long does it take for the pill to be fully out of your system?




#3380742 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 05 September 2013 - 09:16 PM

pretty soon going on 4 years since I made this thread!

I knew it would last since we all need somewhere to vent. Sad that I still struggle. 

 

I'm going to finish off a bottle of antibiotics pretty soon (well in about 2 weeks, had 'em since last November so it feels soon). It does help a lot, but i'm not thrilled about that. I suppose I'll take the good with the potential bad.

Since I'm only on them off and on, I break out during the off moments. It's a big ol' cycle.

Gonna have to renew my antibiotics neutral.gif




#3365986 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 12 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

I get paranoid about my hair too. Some parts of my hair seem different since going on bcps. I try not to think about it much and figure your hair sheds daily so it's best not to worry unless it's really falling out in handfuls. For me, stress definitely plays a part.... @skinnie I hope it gets figured out.